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Thread: Cloudy water

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    I have live plants in my cycling tank which means keeping the light on for 8 hours a day. Naturally I expected to get a lot of algae due to the high ammonia (getting long light brown hair algae which grows VERY fast) but also the water is a bit cloudy. Looking closely I can see tiny particles floating around, could this be related to the algae?

    Will it go away once the tank is cycled? I would have thought the filter would remove this but it isnt. All I have in the filter is 2 regular foam pads and a few pieces of white media balls.


    27 Gallon planted: Super Dragon Betta, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Checker barbs, Bolivian Ram, Otocinclus, Amano shrimp, Assassin snails.

    75 Gallon Reef: Ocellaris Clownfish pair, Firefish, Royal Gramma, Bangaii Cardinal, Midas Blenny, Coral Beauty Angelfish, Cleaner Shrimp, 18+ crabs and snails

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    Try tossing a ball of polyester polyfill into your filter. I put some in mine after every water change for a few hours to sift out the really small particles. Then just throw it away. You can get a bag of the stuff for very little in the craft section of wally world.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    Try tossing a ball of polyester polyfill into your filter. I put some in mine after every water change for a few hours to sift out the really small particles. Then just throw it away. You can get a bag of the stuff for very little in the craft section of wally world.
    I dont have anymore room in my filter unfortunately, its only a Fluval U1 so there isnt much space.

    BTW, rather than make another thread I have another question, when your tank has cycled how much ammonia should you add to keep the bacteria fed before adding fish? For me 6 drops takes it up to 1mg/l.


    27 Gallon planted: Super Dragon Betta, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Checker barbs, Bolivian Ram, Otocinclus, Amano shrimp, Assassin snails.

    75 Gallon Reef: Ocellaris Clownfish pair, Firefish, Royal Gramma, Bangaii Cardinal, Midas Blenny, Coral Beauty Angelfish, Cleaner Shrimp, 18+ crabs and snails

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    Cloudy water in a cycling tank is common and you shouldn't worry about it, it will go away as the tank cycles.

    Once the tank is cycled keep adding the same amount of ammonia you have been adding every day or every other day to keep the tank cycled until you can get fish. Just a reminder, do a large water change right before you are ready to add fish.
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    Can't help you with the ammonia question, but as far as your filter is concerned, would you be able to pull the sponges out and put the polyfill in it's place? It would only be for a few hours.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    Cloudy water in a cycling tank is common and you shouldn't worry about it, it will go away as the tank cycles.

    Once the tank is cycled keep adding the same amount of ammonia you have been adding every day or every other day to keep the tank cycled until you can get fish. Just a reminder, do a large water change right before you are ready to add fish.
    Ok cheers I think im pretty close, ammonia drops from 2 down to 0 in 24 hours, ive also seen nitrite drop to 0.50 so hopefully it will go to 0 soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    Can't help you with the ammonia question, but as far as your filter is concerned, would you be able to pull the sponges out and put the polyfill in it's place? It would only be for a few hours.
    I found some Juwel poly pads that were with my parents gear and have managed to squeeze them into the filter, although the description for them online says they are to catch larger particles not small.


    27 Gallon planted: Super Dragon Betta, Neon Tetras, Honey Gourami, Rummy Nose Tetra, Checker barbs, Bolivian Ram, Otocinclus, Amano shrimp, Assassin snails.

    75 Gallon Reef: Ocellaris Clownfish pair, Firefish, Royal Gramma, Bangaii Cardinal, Midas Blenny, Coral Beauty Angelfish, Cleaner Shrimp, 18+ crabs and snails

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